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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.

Solace Blog

MJ Article: Time for a Facelift? Nicola Chiverton
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:12 AM

I rolled my eyes, sighed and felt deflated as an uninformed acquaintance said to me: ‘But what do they do, really? Apart from empty the bins and not fix potholes?’ I managed to refrain from shaking some sense into them and calmly explained the wide range of public services that a local authority is responsible […]

What the new Prime Minister might mean for local government
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:25 AM

I have been working in or for local government for approaching thirty years and cannot recall such an uncertain time. During recent presentations I have asked those working in the sector if they think we are living in a ‘volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world’, and it is clear that many believe we are. […]

Delivering Social Impact
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 03:10 PM

Delivering Social Impact Our vision at Places for People is ‘places work when they work for everyone’.  Social impact is at the centre of everything we do to make a positive difference for people, places and planet. This blog gives a short overview of how we incorporate social impact into all aspects of our work. […]